I don’t think I have ever done one of these where the Diamondbacks have won every game they played that week. While we did have a seven-game winning streak earlier in the season, that went Saturday to the following Sunday, so wrapped through two of these. Given we didn’t win more than five in a row last year... I’m going with “not”. It certainly makes for a happy fanbase, completing sweeps over divisional rivals.
Tweet of the Week
It’s not often something non-Diamondback makes the cut, but I have to say, I literally LOL’d at this impeccable piece of comic timing.
Bartolo Colon farts out tonight's coors light cold hard fact pic.twitter.com/0I738WsMjN— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 25, 2017
On a weekend of custom cleats, Andrew Chafin may have delivered the most custom of all...
I would literally pay to see him take the mound in those boots.
Meanwhile, Dan Haren had this devastating response to a Tweet from beleaguered church pastor, Joel Osteen, which said: “Give people the grace to change. Don’t judge their whole life on one season, one mistake.”
You sound like my agent trying to get me a job after my 2013 season with the Nationals https://t.co/15QaLwk1RI— dan haren (@ithrow88) August 29, 2017
For the flight tonight to Colorado, the theme for the team was sports jerseys. You can pore over this one for hours, trying to figure out who’s who, and why...
The games in Diamondbacks Tweets
Diamondbacks 4, Giants 3
Can’t tell the players without a scorecard... Sometimes you can’t even tell them WITH a scorecard...
@Dbacks the hot dog condiment race is rigged and we have proof. Explain yourself. Think about the integrity of the game.— Caleb (@ScytheZP) August 26, 2017
I am shocked, shocked by this revelation, especially considering how much I have wagered on this event at the Las Vegas sports books. This could rival the Black Sox in terms of scandals.
Diamondbacks 2, Giants 1
Hey, those in the cheap seats need to find their amusement somewhere! Speaking of which, David Peralta likes to be the first to greet any home-run hitters back in the dugout. What to we say to the god of first? “Not today...”
Diamondbacks 11, Giants 0
Naturally, Peralta did not take that lying down, and there was a sequel the following day:
Holding. #6 on the offense. 10-yard penalty. Still 1st down. pic.twitter.com/WaZhLKwO2u— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 27, 2017
And here’s a scoreboard you don’t get to see very often:
Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 6
You can tell your roommate that it's because no taco has EVER been a sad taco. We should celebrate the taco's ability to brighten lives.— Ian Kraft (@Krafty_3) August 30, 2017
The subsequent eighth and ninth inning produced their share of angst, to be sure. But I’ll spare the blushes of the person who proclaimed, “No way Rodney does NOT blow this save. When he gets to this point there is no turning back,” and go with this rather happier one:
Monty Python references - Bert dropped on on TV this week as well - will always find a warm welcome here.
Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 4
Relationships between the Dodgers and D-backs got a bit salty...
Sadly, very salty in the stands. So, let’s get serious for a moment.
Mr Shirt Off is a Dodgers fan: sadly this kind of behavior is all too common when LA is in town, and explains why I won’t attend any regular-season games at Chase against the Dodgers. I’m all for some smack talk between fans: hell, there was a lot of that this afternoon on Twitter. But there’s absolutely zero excuse for the above, and it’s unutterably sad.
Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 1
Now, that’s what I call old-school. Much respect. Somewhere I still have the first baseball card I ever owned: a Travis Lee rookie card Mrs. SnakePit send me back in 1999. I will be funding my retirement with its sale. In related news, my retirement will likely be in a van, down by the river.
And in a week of almost nothing but good news on the D-backs front, this was probably the best news of all. Even though the system wasn’t able to cope with the demand for online sales, the team still set a new 50/50 Raffle record on Wednesday night with $245,856 raised. That was more than twice the previous mark, on July 5 2013 for the Yarnell firefights. All those who contributed - not least the team, who matched each dollar raised - deserve a hearty “Well done.”